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Flop Evaluation: Part Six

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Sep 27, 2017


This is the last in my series of articles on evaluating the flop. Modern flop play revolves around focusing on ranges. You decide if the flop hits your range or your opponents range, and act accordingly. First a quick review of what the attributes are: Pairs: About 83 percent of the time the flop will not contain a pair. 17 percent of the time it will contain a pair or on rare occasions trips (less than one-fourth of 1 percent.) Suits: A flop may contain three suits (rainbow), two suits (thus there is a flush draw possible) or one suit (a flush is already possible.) The flop will contain two of a suit slightly more than half the time, about 55 percent. Next most common are the rainbow flops (three suits), which occur about 40 percent of the time. The remaining five percent of the time the flop comes out ...

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